On Thursday Google marked what would have been the 168th birthday of an extraordinary woman. Today’s Google Doodle depicts Annie Besant sitting in a chair holding a copy of ‘New India’, the Indian newspaper which she bought in 1914 and through which she campaigned for Indian independence. The daughter of …Read More »
For most teens, the GCSE’s are a source of consternation, a rite of passage that must be navigated while you grapple with such trivialities as prom dresses and annoying younger brothers. So imagine having to ensure that you pass your GCSE’s whilst campaigning around the world for the right of …Read More »
Flame-haired 80’s pop icon, Belinda Carlisle, is to drive an auto rickshaw across north India to raise funds for the Animal People Alliance (APA), which has been working to improve the lives of slavery survivors through economic empowerment and education since 2005. Beginning on 1st March 2015 in Chandigarh, the …Read More »
India’s oldest and most famous hotel is to become the subject of a new BBC 2 documentary series. ‘Hotel India’ provides a unique and unprecedented look at the inner workings of Mumbai’s iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the sub-continent. The hotel is most …Read More »
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be erected near the Houses of Parliament in London, the government announced on Tuesday. The Mahatma’s likeness will be added to a collection of statues of global icons such as Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln on the famous Parliament Square in Westminster. …Read More »
From reaching number 16 in the world tennis rankings through acting in a Bond film to being one of the world’s most respected sports pundits and dabbling in stand-up comedy, Vijay Amritraj is a man of many and varied talents. India’s most famous tennis export has now added to the …Read More »
Legendary Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen – mother of 80’s icon Moon Moon Sen and grandmother to Bollywood starlets Riya and Raima Sen – died in Kolkata on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 82. Sen was renowned for her dusky beauty as well as her thespian talents and …Read More »
Young Bollywood star Imran Khan is known for taking up a variety of social causes and now he's weighed into the contentious issue of gay sex in India.
The 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' actor appears in a satirical new video on the issue of 'Section 377' of the Indian Penal Code, an archaic hangover from the British Raj which outlaws sodomy.
In the video, 30-year-old Khan, appears as a sort of 'Agony Uncle' providing advice on sex to enlighten the people and to deal with the rather outdated views on homosexuality held by many in India.
Sitting behind a laptop, the American born nephew of Bollywood legend Aamir Khan responds to questions sent to the email address "firstname.lastname@example.org".
“I don’t understand why do these gay people choose to be gay? Why can’t they like Un-Gay?” asks one user.
Another has a different problem altogether: "But these gay people, what they want to do is make everybody else gay.”
Check out the video, which has been made by the comedy collective All India Bakchod.Read More »